Maverick Forest Green chairman Dale Vince will swap the boardroom for the terraces at Carlisle tomorrow due to a strict dress code.
Vince, who will travel to Cumbria in an electric car, has refused to adhere to the collar and tie policy at Brunton Park.
Vince posted on his Facebook page and insisted Carlisle will have to dance to his tune when they return to the Fully Charged New Lawn later in the season.
He said: “Carlisle have a strict dress code, no tie no entry – so I’m with our fans for the game, nothing lost there…And we have a ‘mirror dress code policy’ that will bite Carlisle later in the season (when they visit us) – whatever they ban we insist on, whatever they insist on we ban – so it’s obligatory jeans and trainers for them and no shirts or ties.”
This isn’t the first time the two clubs have crossed swords, in 2018 Carlisle United chairman and meat boss Andrew Jenkins refused to try the vegan food on offer at Rovers.
“It was really strange for me to go to FGR, a vegetarian club (Vegan actually…). Obviously, I am from a family originating in the meat trade,” Jenkins told his local newspaper, The News & Star.
“I never eat much on a match day, but I couldn’t pull myself together to sample the food on offer.”
Hostilities tempered somewhat when Forest Green’s top brass were provided with a vegan option when they visited the Cumbrians.